Preparing for Graduation


SWCC holds commencement exercises each Spring in the Charles R. King Community Center.

Spring 2020 Graduation set for Friday, May 15th has been cancelled.

While our graduation ceremony scheduled for May 15 has been cancelled, we intend to hold a ceremony at a later date. We are hopeful that it will be sometime this summer, but will give everyone plenty of notice to ensure that you have time to plan to participate and invite family and friends.

While the COVID-19 situation is causing us to change the way we do business right now, we are committed to celebrating our amazing graduates, as soon as it is safe to do so! 

Please follow the guidelines for preparation for graduation, and complete the Graduation Application linked below.

Also remember to complete the Graduation Survey. We value your feedback from your time at Southwest.

To prepare for graduation:

  • Make sure that any financial obligations you have to the college are resolved, and all library materials are returned.
  • Have your program advisor check to ensure you have completed all program requirements.
  • Verify your SIS mailing address is correct. Your diploma will be mailed to you within 45 days of the graduation date to the address you have listed in the student information system (MYSouthwest) as your permanent address.
  • See the Student Handbook for more information on graduation requirements and Graduation Honors awarded.

Deadline to apply:

  • December 5th for graduates completing programs in the fall or spring semester.
  • April 1st for those completing their program in the summer semester. Students completing programs in summer may participate in the prior spring commencement.

To apply for graduation:

    1. Complete the  online Graduation Survey  Please print your survey confirmation page and give it to Admissions when you pick up your cap and gown.
    2. Complete the Graduation Application below.